Alabama heralds ‘last slave ship’ discovery; ponders future

U.S. 05/30/19, 18:07

Dives into murky water, painstaking examinations of relics and technical data and rigorous peer review led historians and archaeologists to confirm last week that wreckage found in the Mobile River in 2018 was indeed the Clotilda, the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans to the United States.An event heralding ...

Update: Clotilda event celebrates science, renews hope

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:55

The Latest on events commemorating the discovery of the wreckage of a slave ship in waters near Mobile, Alabama, (all times local):4:30 p.m.A ceremony heralding the discovery of a sunken cargo ship that once carried enslaved Africans to the Alabama Gulf Coast was marked by celebrations of science — and ...

Update: Gathering to commemorate slave ship discovery

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:59

The Latest on events commemorating the discovery of the wreckage of a slave ship in waters near Mobile, Alabama, (all times local):1 p.m.People are gathering at a small community center in Mobile, Alabama, to learn more about the discovery of what experts believe is the last ship known to have ...

Minnesota, Oklahoma among teams vying for WCWS title

Sports 05/30/19, 12:55

Two years ago, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA softball poll heading into the NCAA Tournament.Somehow, the Golden Gophers weren't even a national seed and got sent to Alabama for regional play. It was a harsh fate for a highly respected Minnesota team with a 54-3 record. ...

Update: Alabama inmate asks Supreme Court for stay

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:49

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):7:45 a.m.An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution set for Thursday night.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Lee Price. A federal appeals court ...

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:13

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by lethal injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison.The 46-year-old was convicted of using a ...

In Alabama, commemoration set for ‘last slave ship’

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:10

An archaeological report will be released Thursday on the discovery of what experts believe is the last ship known to have brought enslaved people from Africa to the United States.The event in the Africatown community of Mobile also will include a community celebration and commemoration event marking the discovery of ...

Court refuses to block Alabama execution set for Thursday

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:39

A federal appeals court is refusing to block Alabama's bid to execute an inmate convicted of killing a country preacher with a sword.The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday refused a stay requested by 46-year-old Christopher Lee Price. He's set to die by lethal injection Thursday night.The court says ...

Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

Politics 05/29/19, 08:44

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Alabama Republican Roy Moore seeks a U.S. Senate seat again in 2020 after his last campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a ...

Sentencing set for Alabama man in $2M scam

U.S. 05/28/19, 01:37

A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is due in state court to face additional counts.Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty Tuesday to a state theft charge involving more than $2,500 ...

Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Sports 05/26/19, 11:01

Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967, has died. He was 85.The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering ...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

U.S. 05/24/19, 09:18

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure.The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers seeking to ...

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:34

The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator and poisonous water moccasins swam nearby.Months later, after hundreds of hours ...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

U.S. 05/22/19, 20:03

Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified near Mobile after months of assessment, a ...

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

U.S. 05/22/19, 17:18

An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving, officials said Wednesday as they made plans to remember the fallen man. Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, according to a statement released by the ...

Update: NASCAR ‘pleased’ with $2B deal with ISC

Sports 05/22/19, 11:54

The Latest on NASCAR's $2 billion deal to acquire International Speedway Corp. (all times Eastern):12:30 p.m.NASCAR is calling its $2 billion deal with International Speedway Corp. a merger.The stock car series says it is "pleased with the progress" the "merger agreement" represents. NASCAR pledged to grow the sport and deliver ...

NASCAR to buy Intl. Speedway, owner of Daytona, Talladega

Sports 05/22/19, 08:50

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion.International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.The companies said Wednesday that deal is expected ...

Update: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:51

The Latest on the Sunday killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local):1:45 p.m.Residents of an Alabama mobile home park described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities, killing one officer and injuring two others.This booking photo released by the Auburn Police Department on Monday, ...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:36

Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing patients? Is abortion now illegal? ...

Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:25

A man suspected of killing one Alabama police officer and wounding two others is due in court for an initial hearing.Security is expected to be tight as 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes appears in court in Lee County on Tuesday afternoon.Wilkes was arrested Monday on charges of shooting three Auburn police ...

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